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CIVL Shuffle: Respect edition

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy needs the rest of Canada to show UFV some respect. Truth bomb.

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By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager) – Email

Print Edition: February 18, 2015

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CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy needs the rest of Canada to show UFV some respect. Truth bomb.


Run the Jewels

“All Due Respect”

The song title implies that this song celebrates respect, and the garnering of it. However, in actuality, the song’s chorus discusses the fact that the top tag team for two summers get no respect! Turning the tables on the game, Blink 182 / Aquabats / Transplants drummer Travis Barker guests on this late-album standout.

South Park

“Blame Canada”

Really, my desire to include this number is derived from my memory of the early Cartman quote, “Respect my authori-tie!”, as he so aggressively repeats to his friends and neighbours in the beloved program’s inaugural season of broadcast on Comedy Central. Cartman was three-wheelin’ around just like a boss.

Aretha Franklin

“Respect”

This is a song originally written and recorded by Otis Redding (Dock of the Bay) in 1965. Franklin, though, turned the R&B world on its head with her 1967 version, which included the famed chorus where we learn to spell and find out the meaning of respect.

Madonna

“Express Yourself”

You have to express yourself so you can make him express how he feels, so baby then you know your love is real (paraphrased), so you can respect yourself. This is one of Madonna’s biggest hits, not to be confused with “Human Nature.” Its lyrics: “Express yourself, don’t repress yourself.”

Beastie Boys

“Sure Shot”

MCA on Ill Communication’s “Sure Shot”: “I wanna say a little something that’s long overdue / The disrespect to women has got to be through / To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends / I want to offer my love and respect to the end.”

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